John McCain slams Donald Trump's attack on the Khans, says his views aren't the GOP's

John McCain.
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In a harsh statement released Monday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) distanced both himself and the Republican Party from Donald Trump's rebuke of the family of slain Capt. Humayun Khan. Khan's parents spoke last week at the Democratic National Convention, offering remarks Trump has publicly taken issue with. Though the GOP may have chosen Trump as its presidential nominee, McCain wrote, "it is not accompanied by unfettered license to defame those who are the best among us":

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